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Onsite Program

2020 Annual Workers' Compensation Institute - St. Louis

Total Credits: 6.5 MCLE, 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias

Practice Area:
Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Workers' Comp
7 Hours 10 Minutes
Not Applicable
St. Louis, Missouri
Available Dates:

Fri, Jun 12, 2020 - 08:30a to 03:40p CDT - St. Louis, Missouri


Moderator: Caroline M. Bean, Missouri Attorney General's Office, St. Louis

8:00 – 8:30 AM | Registration

8:30 – 9:20 AM | Update from the Division
A review of current administrative and adjudicatory procedures and practices . This discussion will include consideration of the differing practices and customs of each adjudication office.
Speaker: Hon. Kathy M. Hart, ALJ, Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation, St. Louis; Colleen Joern Vetter, Division Director, Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation, St. Louis; Harsh Bhasin, Project Director, Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation

9:20 – 10:10 AM | On Issues of Bias, Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Competency (pre-recorded)
A comparison of Missouri Rule 4-8.4(g) and the ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) & COMMENT [4] of both and the implications for their differences, and an overview of general explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, or cultural competency awareness issues and resources.
Speaker: Christian A. Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis

10:10 – 10:20 AM | Break

10:20 – 11:35 AM | Case Law Update
Speakers: Michael F. Banahan, Evans & Dixon, LLC, St. Louis and B. Michael Korte, The Korte Law Firm, Webster Groves; George Lankford, Missouri Attorney General's Office, St. Louis

11:35 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:50 PM | How to Conduct an Psych IME
This session will give a behind the scenes look at the psych IME process. The doctors will walk you through the evaluation process including testing, and the importance of each step. The session will conclude with an open question and answer session.
Speaker: Dr. Adam Sky, MD, St. Louis

1:50 – 2:40 PM | Post Cosby & 2014 PTD Amendment
This session will address the impact on workers’ compensation procedure and ligation involving the Second Injury Fund in the aftermath of the 2014 Amendments and the recent Cosby v. Treasurer Missouri Supreme Court decision.
Speaker: Rachael K. Houser, Missouri Attorney General's Office, St. Louis

2:40 – 2:50 PM | Break

2:50 – 3:40 PM | A Conversation with Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel: Relevant Issues in Legal Ethics
An analysis and review of recent decisions and relevant issues in Legal Ethics facing the practitioner from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Speaker: TBA, Representative from the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

3:40 PM | Adjourn


Colleen Vetter Related seminars and products: 5

Director, Division of Workers' Compensation

Harsh Bhasin Related seminars and products: 5

Project Director

Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation

Christian Stiegemeyer's Profile

Christian Stiegemeyer Related seminars and products: 5

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company

Christian A. Stiegemeyer, Director of Risk Management, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, received his B.A. in Communications from Southeast Missouri State University and his J.D. from The Saint Louis University School of Law.  Prior to joining The Bar Plan, Chris was in private practice concentrating in the areas of domestic relations, criminal law, and appellate practice.

Caroline Bean Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri Attorney General's Office

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